"Oh crap, sonny, low grade crap. I've always fancied printing money."

-Earnest Kelly

Earnest Kelly
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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City



Date of Birth:

?, Vice City


Vice City



Main Affiliation:

Tommy Vercetti and the Vercetti Gang, Lance Vance


Print Works

Voiced by:

George DiCenzo

Earnest Kelly, also known as Old Man Kelly, is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series, appearing as a major character in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. He was voiced by George DiCenzo.


Early Life

Earnest Kelly works at the Print Works located in Little Haiti which Tommy Vercetti later buys. Earnest has always fancied in printing money, on a small scale.


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Earnest Kelly as he appears in GTA Vice City.

Tommy Vercetti later helps him out by stealing counterfeiting plates that allows him to print high quality money. Tommy is also known to have a soft spot for Earnest as his father used to work with him. In result, Tommy bonds with Earnest shortly after meeting.

Tommy shows that he cares deeply when Earnest gets injured by Sonny Forelli's men when they came to take "their cut." Tommy finds them and kills them, along with Sonny Forelli and Lance Vance.

Shortly after completing the final mission, Tommy will recieve a phone call from Earnest telling Tommy about his injuries. He tells him that he will be back to work soon and will teach him a little something about life.


Earnest Kelly: Tommy... some mob thugs... said they'd come to take their cut... said it was a Mr. Forrello's money... ugh! I feel like crap.
Tommy Vercetti: Forelli? SONNY Forelli!?
Earnest Kelly: Yeah that's the guy... I think... they were very insistent.
Tommy Vercetti: Don't you worry pop, I'm not angry with you. Get him to the hospital.
Earnest Kelly: Tommy, rip that guy a new asshole for me.
Tommy Vercetti: I'm gonna rip him two!

-Tommy and Earnest in Cap the Collector

Earnest Kelly: Tommy, for a raging lunatic, your pretty naive. I'll be back at work soon, teach you a thing or two about life, you hear.
Tommy Vercetti: Take your time, Earnest. Look after yourself.

-Earnest calling Tommy after the final mission.


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